Tickets bought. Now all I have to do is finish “I Am Pilgrim” before author Terry Hayes appears tomorrow evening, June 4th, at the Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th Street, in Soulard at 6 p.m.

Never been there, you say? Neither have I, but it should be fun going to a double-feature-author-talk at a renovated 1930’s police station. What a perfect venue for a couple of crime writers.

Hayes will be joined on stage by St. Louis’s own Scott Phillips. His new book “Hop Alley,” is a follow-up to “Cottonwood,” a noir western the critics and public loved.

Stick around after the presentation and have Hayes and Phillips sign copies of their books. Now there’s a unique gift idea for Father’s Day.

A $40 Super Spy Ticket admits two to the presentation, includes a copy of “I Am Pilgrim,” two adult beverages, and tickets for prize drawings. Other levels of tickets also are available. To purchase tickets go to